Become a Donor

Support Tomorrow's Brightest Companies Today


Make an impact on your community by supporting the entrepreneurs building our future!

Friends of Wave

Join our Wave’s largest and most exciting community of donors and supporters and enjoy many of the benefits!

  • Engage with the founders and CEO’s of exciting startups
  • Get plugged in and network with the region’s innovation community
  • Exclusive events and access to preferred seating
  • Plus, recognition of your support

Email us at friends@tampabaywave.org for more information.

Become a Friend of Wave Today!

Fund a Scholarship

Make a direct impact on a startup! Scholarships are another great way to help remove barriers for promising entrepreneurs and create a more level playing field. Scholarships can be designated for startups founded by women, veterans, or other under-represented entrepreneurs, as well as by industry vertical.  Email us at donate@tampabaywave.org for more information.

Splash Club

Join the movement & make a difference in your community by becoming a Splash Club member! Thanks to our partners at Harness, Splash Club members can easily make monthly recurring donations in exchange for numerous benefits such as some coworking benefits, exclusive invites, PLUS get a free exclusive t-shirt.

Join Splash Club Today!

One-Time Gifts (Cash or Stock)

Make an impact! Donations of all sizes are welcome whether cash, inkind, stock, or other forms.  For larger gifts, explore opportunities for named recognition in the the Wave Venture Center in downtown Tampa.  Email us at donate@tampabaywave.org for more information.

Rising Tide Relief Fund

Support Tampa Bay’s entrepreneurs in times of crisis!  In 2020, many startups faced the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our Rising Tide Relief Fund micro-loan program provided a lifeline to some of the most promising companies in need.  Your one-time contribution can support numerous startups for years to come as these loans are repaid and replenish the fund.

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Thank You Corporate Friends!

Info You Should Know!

TAMPA BAY WAVE, REGISTRATION #CH47020, IS REGISTERED WITH THE STATE UNDER THE SOLICITATION OF CONTRIBUTIONS ACT.  A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR BY VISITING WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

A Message from Past Chair

Trulli
Trulli

I deeply believe in the mission of The Tampa Bay Wave. I fully support growing and nurturing local tech companies as a strategic arm of our economic development impact and strategy for the entire state of Florida. Supporting this ecosystem, and working with tech entrepreneurs provides me with the opportunity to make a valuable contribution. I invite you to be a part of this community by becoming a Friend of Wave!

Alex Sink
Past Chair